Seeds tumble in San José but Kasatkina survives

Four players advanced to the quarter-finals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Wednesday, but only one seed, Daria Kasatkina, seeded 4, who overcame Caroline Garcia in a clash of former Top 10 players, while Zhang Shuai took out Madison Keys, the 3rd seed,...

Olympic dreams fulfilled…

After Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Andrey Rublev won the Mixed Doubles at Tokyo 2020 by the narrowest of margins, the Olympic Tennis Event came to a close on Day 9.

Montréal suffers pull-outs

The US Open Series provides the tune-up for the US Open and the second tournament, the National Bank Open in Montréal, the first WTA 1000 event of the summer hard-court swing through North American, takes place next week with disappointing news that Naomi Osaka, Sofia...

Americans progress as Tomjlanovic saves match points in San José

The first round of matches at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic were completed on Tuesday with three Americans advancing at the expense of two others, and an Australian coming back from match points down to defeat yet another.

Raducanu falls to Zhang in San José

It was not quite the fairytale return for Emma Raducanu at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San José on Monday, but a valuable experience nevertheless when veteran Zhang Shusi rolled past her 6-3 6-2.

Raducanu set to play San José WTA 500

As the dust settles on the Olympic Tennis Event and many of those involved take a breather, attention turns to the hard courts of north American where the WTA Tour heads towards the US Open, starting with the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic hosted on the campus at San...

Lepchenko wins Charleston WTA125

In an all-American final, No 4 seed Varvara Lepchenko won her first WTA 125 title at the LTP Women's Open in Charleston with a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 triumph over Jamie Loeb on Sunday. 

Schmiedlova wins inaugural Belgrade Open

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova lifted the inaugural Belgrade Ladies Open trophy with a straight-sets victory over second seed Arantxa Rus in the final of the WTA 125 event on Sunday.

Zverev is the new Olympic Champion

Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev has emulated incomparable compatriot Steffi Graf and struck Olympic gold, declaring: “There is nothing better than this.”

Krejcikova & Siniakova take Gold at Tokyo 2020

Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova became the first Czech players to win Gold at the Olympic Tennis Event after defeating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic & Viktorija Golubic 7-5 6-1 in the women's doubles final on Sunday at the Ariake Tennis Park...
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London | Konta ready for “gladiatorial fight” as she eyes Wimbledon final

British No.1 and Jaguar UK ambassador, Johanna Konta, warns her opponents she is “ready for battle” as she prepares her “aggressive game” for an assault on her favoured grass court surface at the Wimbledon Championships next week.

I am ready for a gladiatorial fight this year. I have learnt a lot since reaching the semi-final last year and I am confident I can go one better. I will be exciting and I will be aggressive. I want to make a statement. Jo Konta

Konta is bidding to be the first British woman to lift the title in over 40 years and, having breezed through her match at Eastbourne yesterday with a dominant performance, was emphatic about her preparation.  “I have been meticulous in my preparation both physically and psychologically and I am confident my experience at this tournament will give me the edge.”

A player who showed the value of her mental fortitude at last year’s Wimbledon, Konta is confident she is in the best possible place to perform, “I have trained myself to have as little going through my mind as possible. I am at a level now where I feel I have channelled my positivity into bricks that have built me a wall and I trust those bricks and I trust myself.”

Konta, also spoke of the moment she focuses her concentration on matchday. “For me, the journey to the tournament is my most important time. When I get in the car and I put on my music, no one talks to me, and that’s where I visualize myself and the movements I want from my body.”

Jaguar is entering its fourth season as the Official Car of The Championships, Wimbledon which runs from Monday 2 July to Sunday 15 July. Jaguar will supply 170 vehicles from its award-winning range, including the XE, XF, XJ and F-PACE as well as the new, all electric I-PACE driving over 30,000 journeys during the tournament.

The short film is the conclusion of a three-part series of ‘Show Your Edge’ films that offer insight into the journeys of British tennis’ three biggest stars; Konta, Kyle Edmund and Andy Murray, as we approach the start of the Wimbledon Championships next week.



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